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carbon_blue_gt Mar 9, 2:29am - #120005 
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Black interior project...

This has been the most extensive project, and is turning out to be the biggest pain in the a$$ project that i have undertaken on my car. I am dying all of the interior plastics black. Here's a shot of the center panel, dyed, with my black painted center console, and my new TRD shift knob (thanks NorwayGT!).

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Chris McLean Mar 9, 2:31am - #120006 

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that looks awesome!! thumbsup
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NorwayGT Mar 9, 2:33am - #120007 

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god damm. seriously man, all your shit looks hella good

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v3n0m Mar 9, 2:33am - #120008 

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Looks really nice thumbsup

Only if some one down here was willing to do that my enterior. Oh well, atleast I know who to send the parts too grin
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carbon_blue_gt Mar 9, 2:35am - #120009 
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Thanks guys! I should tell you that it's going to end up costing me around $200 for the dye project, and that's JUST the materials cost... no labor cost.

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Sultan Mar 9, 2:38am - #120010 

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looks awesome bro... I wish we were neighbors grin
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carbon_blue_gt Mar 9, 2:40am - #120011 
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Originally Posted by Sultan
looks awesome bro... I wish we were neighbors grin


Thanks! Come visit me for a week this summer, and we'll dye your interior too. wave

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Bakablo1 Mar 9, 2:45am - #120012 
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looks awsome thumbsup thumbsup
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v3n0m Mar 9, 2:47am - #120013 

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you can do it in one week eek Damn, I'm tempted to save up & go hang out for a week rofl grin
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carbon_blue_gt Mar 9, 2:48am - #120014 
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
you can do it in one week eek Damn, I'm tempted to save up & go hang out for a week rofl grin


If i had the money for the materials, and an extra set of hands pulling panels out, and putting them back in, doing it in a week would be easy.

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Sultan Mar 9, 2:49am - #120015 

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road trip wave
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carbon_blue_gt Mar 9, 2:52am - #120016 
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if you want to, let me know in time to make arrangements with work...

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damn...that looks like it turned out great thumbsup

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Evan Mar 9, 3:13am - #120018 

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Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
Originally Posted by Sultan
looks awesome bro... I wish we were neighbors grin


Thanks! Come visit me for a week this summer, and we'll dye your interior too. wave


Oh, me me me! wave grin

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SCOTT03 Mar 9, 3:16am - #120019 
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that looks awesome. How hard is it too do? I think that would look sick with on my black GTS with like some brushed aluminum accents.

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carbon_blue_gt Mar 9, 3:20am - #120020 
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it's not TOO difficult. You absolutely HAVE to make sure that the interior trim panels are clean, degreased, and de-oiled, or the dye will not take.

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xmangt1 Mar 9, 3:28am - #120021 

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Damn yo that's hot! Take more wider pics though! thumbsup
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v3n0m Mar 9, 3:28am - #120022 

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Quote:
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Oh, me me me! wave grin[/quote]

rofl

Are you gonna go to the Bozeman meet with NorwayGT?
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carbon_blue_gt Mar 9, 3:33am - #120023 
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Originally Posted by xmangt1
Damn yo that's hot! Take more wider pics though! thumbsup



I will, when i finish the REST of the interior

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mukalicious Mar 9, 3:54am - #120024 

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looks good man... i just finished with all my plastics... got a black/silver theme... now im just waiting for my amp so i can reinstall the rest of the pieces!

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you get the idea. thumbsup
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darkduwende Mar 9, 4:25am - #120025 

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great work fellas thumbsup

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se7enmodgt20 Mar 9, 4:34am - #120026 
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yes great work indeed!!!!
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 9, 4:39am - #120027 

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Originally Posted by mukalicious

looks good man... i just finished with all my plastics... got a black/silver theme... now im just waiting for my amp so i can reinstall the rest of the pieces!

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you get the idea. thumbsup

How did you take the whole front dash off?
I posted that question 2 times and seems like no one know for sure.
Please let me know.
P.S. And also how can i take off the passenger side airbag cover?
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ToiletPaper Mar 9, 4:47am - #120028 
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nice!!
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Virgilson Mar 9, 4:48am - #120029 

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Looks nice and clean... thumbsup
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Karrion28 Mar 9, 4:51am - #120030 
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what kind of dye are you using, and where can I get some?
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Sultan Mar 9, 4:53am - #120031 

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Originally Posted by carbon_blue_gt
if you want to, let me know in time to make arrangements with work...


thumbsup
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CeLlYgT04 Mar 9, 5:16am - #120032 

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I like it!
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Warlord786 Mar 9, 5:24am - #120033 
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that looks...AWESOME! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

GREAT JOB!

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vaio23 Mar 9, 5:30am - #120034 
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I guess I am lucky I dont have to die mine. I do need to fix a couple of scuff on my doors, what kind of die are you guys using?

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carbon_blue_gt Mar 9, 6:03am - #120035 
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the dye is actually an elastomeric coating, so it's a type of paint that is formulated to remain flexible permenantly.

It's made by a company called Sems.

The steps that i'm using are:

1. clean the plastics with dish soap and HOT water... the hottest water i can stand to break up the oils.
2. clean the plastic with ammonia to break up the oils from the soap
3. spray the plastic with an adhesion promoter
4. spray the plastic with the color coat
5. spray the clear coat

I'm using a satin finish color coat with a low lustre clear coat.

I've been foloowing the same basic steps that i outlined in my paint guide, with the exception of all the sanding. I want to keep the texture of the plastic, so i won't be sading it.

If you have any other questions, hit me up!

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SCOTT03 Mar 9, 6:07am - #120036 
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just want to give ya another thumbsup thumbsup

I'm tempted to undertake this as a project this summer.

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mukalicious Mar 9, 6:16am - #120037 

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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa

How did you take the whole front dash off?
I posted that question 2 times and seems like no one know for sure.
Please let me know.
P.S. And also how can i take off the passenger side airbag cover?


youve got a HUUUUGE PM! eek

Originally Posted by Karrion28

what kind of dye are you using, and where can I get some?


i used duplicolor FLAT black dye find it at walmart(auto section) or discount auto/etc... for the silver i used SEM 15803 silver(closest i could find to 1d0), only place i could find SEM dye was online(google it), but then i got lucky and snagged the last three cans from a local auto body shop! thumbsup

i just washed mine with dawn, wetsanded with 6-800grit(will keep plastic texture, if worried go with a higher grit), wash off, towel dry, blow dry/heat up plastic, left the paint cans sitting in warm/hot water for 4-5 minutes, shake for 4 and lightly coat again and again, blow dry, lightly coat agian and again and agian, blow dry... got it? happywink

while im here, ive seen some posts saying that this dye will peel off with the tape test... if the plastic was cleaned, had enough thin coats and has had enough time to cure(not dry, not 15 minutes, not overnight) it will not peel. my plastics have been sitting in my living room since the week of february 19th(im also installing a new system, so im in no rush to get the plastics back in!)... tape tested them... no peeling. i took a crapy vid with my coolpix digicam, for the non believers.

or somethin like that! grin

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RoMkApOmKa Mar 9, 6:33am - #120038 

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Thank you very much!!! wave
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Stun Mar 9, 6:41am - #120039 

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Awesome work guys, the interior looks exactly the same like the 2003 Celicas interior. thumbsup

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Evan Mar 9, 6:50am - #120040 

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
Quote:
Originaly posted bye Evan:

Oh, me me me! wave grin


rofl

Are you gonna go to the Bozeman meet with NorwayGT? [/quote]

Not sure yet.. it's like two states away

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Evan Mar 9, 6:52am - #120041 

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muk and vaio.. VERY NICE! thumbsup

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blueTRD Mar 9, 6:52am - #120042 
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but can you paint the airbag cover? do you need to bring it to the dealer to reinstall the airbag?
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NorwayGT Mar 9, 6:53am - #120043 

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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by v3n0m
Quote:
Originaly posted bye Evan:

Oh, me me me! wave grin


rofl

Are you gonna go to the Bozeman meet with NorwayGT?


Not sure yet.. it's like two states away [/quote]
its not that far away grin

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Duy Mar 9, 6:58am - #120044 
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that is HOT thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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v3n0m Mar 9, 7:20am - #120045 

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Norway's going, so you can tag along with him grin I'm the one who has to drive two days to get there, I should be bitching, but I'm not cool
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celicarush Mar 9, 7:23am - #120046 
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good god thats fuggin nice.
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mukalicious Mar 9, 5:38pm - #120047 

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Originally Posted by blueTRD
but can you paint the airbag cover? do you need to bring it to the dealer to reinstall the airbag?


it has a plug just like all the other electrical parts in the car... just unplug, unbolt and pop it out! thumbsup
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JAIMEJAMES Mar 9, 7:29pm - #120048 

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sweet. 00cericaruss did his in black, also and it's looks stock. maybe i can petition his assistance someday to help me do mine...

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LostAngel Mar 9, 8:01pm - #120049 
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Nice so far Carbon, once again a great project! thumbsup
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carbon_blue_gt Mar 9, 8:56pm - #120050 
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Originally Posted by LostAngel
Nice so far Carbon, once again a great project! thumbsup


Thanks... it's quite a project, let me tell you

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